Sustainability Workshop at Orange County Citizen Planner Academy
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
This is a community sharing announcement: Orange County Citizen Planner Academy will have a Sustainability Workshop on September 26, 2015, at UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, 6021 South Conway Road, Orlando, FL, on Sat, Sep 26, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Paragraph below (in italics) is taken from this Sustainability Workshop announcement posted by NPRD (Orange County Government: Neighborhood Preservation & Revitalization Division) staff:
What is a sustainable environment? How do we preserve Orange County’s vast natural resources while accommodating for growth in the region? Participants will learn about the efforts being made to preserve natural resources and address long term water, waste management, and energy needs. Attendees will also learn helpful energy and water conservation strategies to use at home. Finally, there will be a tour of the many beautiful gardens on site.
To find out more about Orange County Citizen Planner Academy or to register for any course or workshop, please click–>Here. For additional information, please contact Jason Reynolds at 407-836-5547 or by email at Jason.Reynolds@ocfl.net .
There has been discussions/debates regarding the need of community planning at a neighborhood forum. And here’s my comments I’d like to share with you, below (in italics)….
Good planning would insure that there will always be greenery in any neighborhood and preserved regions where wild life would be preserved and be able to flourish. Cities where there are more greens tend to have lower crime rates. We can also try to request/insure that there will be lots of biking and hiking trails, community gardens, insuring school policies favorable for lowering BMI for children,etc. that tend to increase healthy life style and longevity. I personally would like to ask our city mayors to help our community to become part of the Blue Zone Community so we will attract more eco-friendly people to become our neighbors and increase job opportunities for more sustainable life style (lower CO2 emissions, cleaner and healthier life style). If you’re not sure what Blue Zone community represents, here are more videos and descriptions that will help to clarify things: http://windermeresun.com/2015/08/25/lets…. This will not give more control to the federal government, but it will request our local government to play a more active role in our lives.
There was also some questions about The Grow, so I’ve done some searching and want to share this article with you all: http://eastorlandopost.com/sustainably-planned-community-grow-just-what-east-orlando-needs
Due to NPRD’s posting, I also found two other links that may be of use to you all:
- Newsroom Media Center
- Orange County Office of Emergency Management Advises Residents To Prepare For Possible Storm Impact
~Let’s Help One Another~
Gathered, written, photographed, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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